Residence Halls

First-year student

All of our buildings for first-year students include twin XL beds, desks, desk chairs and wardrobes. All of our spaces are air conditioned and have Wi-Fi access and digital cable internet capabilities. We offer double, triple and quadruple rooms. All five first-year residence halls are coed to varying degrees, by floor, wing or alternating room. You can indicate your housing preference on the housing questionnaire.

Returning student

You will receive emails in late February/early March about housing for the next year. You will be asked to sign a contract that will guarantee housing and once that is complete you can proceed to find roommates in groups of 2,3,4,6 or 8 depending on the area you wish to live.

Returning Student Housing Booklet

A Look Inside Freshman Residence Halls


Location on the Academic Quad, just seconds away from most academic buildings and across the Quad from the Ethel K. Smith Library. The most historic residence hall on campus, it offers double and quad rooms, two bathrooms per floor and a shared laundry facility. Alumni is a co-ed community. The Office of Residence Life and Involvement is located on the first floor. Single-gender rooms and bathrooms with mixed-gender floors.


  • Window: 3'11" W x 4'9" H
  • Window AC Unit: 2'3" W x 1' H
  • Bed: 6'7" L x 3.25" W
  • Mattress: 35" W x 78" L
  • Closet: 4'L x 4'W x 8'2" H
  • Desk: 3'5" L x 1'8" W x 2'7" H
  • Dresser: 2'5" L x 1'8" W x 3'2" H
*First-year housing

Photos of Alumni

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Located across the street from the Dickson-Palmer Center and near the W.T. Harris Dining Hall. It offers double and triple rooms, common bathrooms on each floor and shared laundry facilities. It also has a community kitchen. Single-gender floors.


  • Window: 3'10" W x 3'11" H
  • Window AC Unit: 3'7" W x 1'1" H
  • Sink: 2'11" L x 2'1" W x 2'10" H
  • Bed: 6'7" L x 3'2.5" W 
  • Mattress: 35" W x 78" L
  • Closet: 3'10" L x 2'3" W x 5'6" H
  • Desk: 3'11 L x 2' W x 2'6" H
*First-year housing

Photos of Cannon

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CM Black

Located beside Cannon Hall, near the McGee Center and across the street from the W.T. Harris Dining Hall. It offers common bathrooms, shared laundry facilities and common rooms on each floor. It also has a community kitchen. Single-gender floors/wings.


  • Window: 3'5" W x 4'&5" H
  • Sink: 1'8" L x 1'10" W
  • Bed: 6'7" L x 3.25" W 
  • Wardrobe: 4'2" W x 7' H
*First-year housing

Photos of CM Black

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Located across from the baseball field. Features a fire pit and a swimming pool. This suite-style residence has common bathrooms, individual sinks in the rooms and laundry facilities located off the lobby. Suites are available and suite dimensions vary from room to room. Helms is also the location of the First Year Experience Living-Learning Community. Single-gender suites.


  • Window:  3'4" W x 4'6" W
  • Window AC Unit:  3'7" W x 1'7" H
  • Bed: 6'7" L x 3'2.5" W
  • Mattress: 35" W x 78" L
  • Desk:  3'4" L 2'2" W x 2'6" H
  • Sink: 1'7" L x 1'5" W
*First-year housing

Photos of Helms

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JM Smith

Located between the McGee center and the Batte Center. JM Smith offers double rooms with lounges, common bathrooms and shared laundry facilities amd common rooms on each floor. There is also a community kitchen. Single-gender floors/wings.


  • Window: 3'6" W x 4'10" H
  • Sink: 1'8" L x 1'10"W
  • Bed: 35" W x 78" L
  • Wardrobe: 4' L x 1'10" W x 4'8" H
  • Desk: 3'6" L x 1'10"W
  • AC Unit: 3'6" L x 1'7" H
*First-year housing

Photos of JM Smith

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Things To Know

Overnight guests

You may have a guest visit for a maximum of three overnights in a two-week period. Your guests must also abide by all University regulations. You are responsible for the conduct of your guests.

Quiet hours

Weekdays: 11 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Weekends: 2 a.m. to 10 a.m.

There is a 24-hour policy during final exams at the end of each semester, starting on Reading Day.

Health and safety checks

Residence Life and Involvement staff will conduct monthly health and safety checks in all residential spaces to educate you on expectations for residential living.

Room/roommate changes

If you're having problems with a roommate, talk with your RA to set up a mediation. If mediation fails, email your RD or AC and setup an appointment to figure out next steps.

If you'd like to change rooms with your roommate(s) and know of an available room, notify the Office of Residence Life to begin the process for moving. If you do not know of a space to move into, contact the Office of Residence Life to talk about the availability of spaces to move into.

More information can be found on the Residence Life page under the tab "About the process."